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A serving of cooked green beans with lemon zest and toasted almonds on top.
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Green Beans Almondine Recipe

Look no further than this Easy Green Beans Almondine with Garlic for an easy yet flavorful side dish. Simply boil and blanch fresh green beans, then toss them with toasted almond slices, garlic, and lemon.

Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 128 kcal



  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook green beans for 4-5 minutes, or until cooked to your desired tenderness.

  2. Once done cooking, immediately blanch green beans in an ice water bath. Drain once beans have cooled to room temperature.

  3. While green beans are blanching, combine butter or olive oil, garlic, and almonds in the large pot over medium heat. Stir for 1-2 minutes or until garlic is browned slightly.
  4. Add drained green beans, salt, and lemon juice to the pot. Toss and warm up green beans for 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately with additional toasted almonds, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: Boil and blanch the green beans and then keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before serving. Toss with the butter and garlic sauce and toast the almonds on the day of serving.
  • To Store: Place leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: Seal in a freezer-safe container for up to 3-4 months. Note that they may loose some of the crisp texture.
  • To Reheat: Warm them up in a skillet with a bit of oil or butter. Cook over medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts
Green Beans Almondine Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 299mg13%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 967IU19%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.